|Stephen Jones||20/06/2012 17:26:12|
952 forum posts
How big does an R/c Plane have to be to earn respect ?
ie : Anything smaller than ---- is just a toy
: I wouldn't be seen with anything smaller than ----
If you was to place you're model down next to others would they just Laugh or would it just look out of place at a model Air show ?
344 forum posts
Derk Van DeVetch is regarded as one of the best fliers in the world with highley tuned and set up planes, maily for his 30" ish flat plate foamies.
Likwise huge scale models are very impressive.
Dosnt matter what the model is or how big it is if its flown well it will be noticed.
Edited By Barnesyboy on 20/06/2012 17:35:36
|Kevin Fairgrieve||20/06/2012 17:35:44|
678 forum posts
I am equelly happy flying my 1/4 scale DVIII or my micro helicoptor.
Not a snob and take every plane on its merits.
|Devon Flyer||20/06/2012 17:37:14|
622 forum posts
If it's big enough to make you go - "Ouch!" - if it hits you....................it deserves respect!
|Alan Cantwell||20/06/2012 17:43:18|
|3039 forum posts|
size is totally irrelavant, neither is expense, a lot of the big show models close up are what i call stand 50 foot off scale, some of the most exquisite models are peanut scale, and yes, some have radio in, but it has to be a model aeroplane, not a flying toy
|Rich B||20/06/2012 17:47:19|
|31 forum posts|
I have a photo somewhere of a tiny free flight piper cub sat on the wingtip of a massive 1/3rd scale R/C piper cub. (must dig it out and scan it )
Both models were absolutely superb.
Don't think it's size that matters, it's the quality that counts and what you do with it.
|Peter Miller||20/06/2012 18:22:53|
4571 forum posts
I have far more respect for the tiny, super detailed peanut scale models than larger models.
As I have said for years, anyone can engrave the Lord's Prayer on a 1" bolt head, it takes real skill to engrave it on the head of a pin.
|David Davis||20/06/2012 18:38:23|
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|Paul Marsh||20/06/2012 18:58:31|
|1499 forum posts|
I like any aeroplane size. But prefer airframes in the 120 size, not just for cost, but "Happy Medium".
Ok am impressed with massive models, such as Ian-Turney-Whites huge Swordfish, requiring massive hours of preparation (and engineering skills/expense). They fly nice, but I find once you get to a size, then it's not a model aeroplane, more of a full-size. Not that it loses it's appeal.
People who say I won't be dead flying anything less than 100cc are lame and narrow-minded, and myself have things from 23" span to 1/3 Piper J3 Cub, but mainly fly my 40-120 size models much more than my 45cc Cap or 26cc Sukhoi.
Give me a OS 10/40 FP anyday - bliss!
Edited By Paul Marsh on 20/06/2012 19:00:12
|Martin Harris||20/06/2012 20:04:23|
4233 forum posts
Size doesn't matter, it's what you do with it that counts...
|Alan Pennington||20/06/2012 20:14:07|
84 forum posts
Are we getting to big with are models. I know alot of us are happy with the size we fly but don't you think it's getting out of hand. I see in the mags 1/4 scale then 1/2 size and yes thay look great but how about scale compertions that go up to a set size wing span say so that the average jo blogs can join in. For it does seem size can matter for the details on the plane are bigger but at what cost?
|Vecchio Austriaco||20/06/2012 20:46:47|
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There is no question that a 60 size "sits" in the air quite calmer than a 30 size. The question is rather budget, storage space and transport media. As I have to share the boot of my car always with one or two 550 or 600 size helis 60 size is the limit... (actually I am happy my boy enjoy s the hobby as well - so no moaning about space for helis...)
|Josip Vrandecic -Mes||20/06/2012 20:53:27|
1426 forum posts
Wingspan is not important...but a precise drafting and performance ,of the rc model, deserves attention and respect
593 forum posts
I have a various size planes at home. From an electric mini Panic up to a 26cc almost 1/4 scale Nieuport 28 and a large Perkins Tiger Moth. I find each model has it's merits and I like flying them at different time. I find my "60" size planes get flown a lot more than the others as they tend to be good allround airframes that will fly in most conditions I'm liable to fly in. Also they are easy to rig. I would love some large scale warbirds but costs and storage are a big issue. To be honest I think if someone has spent hours detailing a model, any size, then it deserves respect. Also if a model flies well then it deserves respect too.
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